April 26, 2003 - If not for two wide receivers, Denver's first-round trend under Head Coach Mike Shanahan would be totally defensive.The Broncos have had first-round picks in seven of the eight drafts Shanahan has supervised.
Hit or miss - Rocky Mountain News - Michael BeDan
April 26, 2003 - The NFL draft is equal parts science and gamble. Throw it in the blender, add a generous dash of absurdity and turn on ESPN.
First-round order - Rocky Mountain News
April 26, 2003 - First-round order
Lee Rasizer's first-round forecast - Rocky Mountain News - Lee Rasizer
April 26, 2003 - Lee Rasizer's first-round forecast
Does McGahee have a leg to stand on? - Rocky Mountain News - Lynn DeBruin
April 26, 2003 - The Cincinnati Bengals may have taken the mystery out of the draft by hammering out an early deal with top pick Carson Palmer. But other than Palmer's hefty signing bonus, there are no guarantees it's the right move, especially considering the Bengals' bungled history and the trend in quarterbacks.
Wonderlic test - Rocky Mountain News
April 26, 2003 - NFL teams use the Wonderlic test to evaluate potential draft picks. A sample of the test questions (12 minutes allowed to complete 50 questions):
Same old draft strategy - Rocky Mountain News - Lee Rasizer
April 26, 2003 - In contrast to the unpredictable nature of the first round of the NFL draft, the Denver Broncos inevitably find themselves in familiar territory every year. The Broncos haven't had a top-10 selection since 1991 and in the past seven years have picked no higher than 15th.
Adams: Here's hoping Broncos get defensive - Rocky Mountain News - Sam Adams
April 26, 2003 - Defense. Defense. Defense. Make that, defensive back, defensive back, defensive back. The Denver Broncos need help in all three phases - offense, defense and special teams. But need in the secondary (and lack of depth at linebacker) stands out most as the team prepares to make selections today and Sunday in the NFL draft.
Broncos' shopping list - Rocky Mountain News
April 26, 2003 - The Denver Broncos have the 20th selection in the first round of the NFL draft today. Possible selections.
With Palmer gone, Lions eye WR Rogers - Daily Camera
April 26, 2003 - Matt Millen insists he has five or six players in mind when Detroit makes the second pick in Saturday's NFL draft. The Lions' president acknowledges, however, that he might not be telling the whole truth when he suggests wide receiver Charles Rogers, who has breathtaking talent and local roots, will not be his pick.
McGahee one step closer to impossible journey - Daily Camera
April 26, 2003 - For a split-second last January, Willis McGahee's football future seemed shattered beyond repair. In a split-second this weekend, McGahee will shatter the expectations of many who thought his career had ended before it had even started.
Mock drafts - Daily Camera
April 26, 2003 - Mock drafts
Expect unexpected with Broncos - Daily Camera - Chris Dempsey
April 26, 2003 - There is a story that Denver Broncos general manager Ted Sundquist likes to tell, and this is all you need to know about the NFL Draft.
NFL honchos fear turning over new Leaf - Daily Camera - Ray McNulty
April 26, 2003 - He's out there. And every NFL general manager, player personnel director and coach knows he's coming. They don't know when. They don't know where.
Prospect Profile: Shane Walton - DenverBroncos.com - Andrew Mason
April 25, 2003 - As a youngster in San Diego, Shane Walton always had an affinity for defense. So it only stands to reason that his favorite players weren't the ones scoring, but the ones that kept his hometown Chargers from finding the end zone on a regular basis.
Jim Goodman Answers Your Draft Week Questions - DenverBroncos.com
April 25, 2003 - In his second year as the Broncos' Director of College Scouting, Jim Goodman is responsible for coordinating all of the club's efforts in preparation for the annual NFL Draft. Scouting college players is an extensive evaluation that requires significant organization to manage and track the vast amount of information that is obtained on every player.
Top hopefuls keep eyes focused on prize - NFL.com - Brian Peterson
NEW YORK (April 25, 2003) -- It easy to see how most of America would be envious of the seven marquee college football players who were invited to New York this weekend to attend the 2003 NFL Draft.
Palmer: It's a new era for Bengals - NFL.com - Don Seeholzer
NEW YORK (April 25, 2003) -- One day after his Cincinnati coming-out party and one before the main event, Carson Palmer had his day in the sun.
Rogers: Future is '90 percent' certain - NFL.com - Dave Richard
NEW YORK (April 25, 2003) -- With Carson Palmer locked up as the Cincinnati Bengals' pick at No. 1 overall, no one is left to stop the Detroit Lions from making their choice. And according to Charles Rogers, that choice is him.
Expect draft to be wild and unpredictable - ESPN.com - John Clayton
April 25, 2003 - For weeks, I've been banging my head to figure out a draft as strange as this one. Once a decade, there is a great one. Who could forget 1983 when underclassmen became a big part of the draft board and the first round spewed out quarterbacks such as John Elway, Jim Kelly and Dan Marino, as well as running backs such as Eric Dickerson, Curt Warner and Gary Anderson? The 1990 draft was extra special because of Junior Seau, Cortez Kennedy, Richmond Webb and Emmitt Smith. Guys from that draft seemed to last forever.
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